Sand Creek 5 Miler, 6th Annual
By Rob Fisher - Race Director
Let me start by thanking all of our great volunteers. We had a big crew of them this year and everyone did a fantastic job. Tom Chambers got me the awards on time and in good order. Ken Simons and Kelli got the bread to the race. Joe Sanchez was the master with the race day set up of tables, water, etc. Connie and Rosalia handled the registration with finesse. Out on the course Bruce Kirschner, Larry Ashton, Ed Ewing, Lu Shaw and Shannon Shaw made sure all the runners stayed on course. At the finish Nancy Denniston, Joe Sanchez and Joe Baird took care of the times and the finish line. Thanks to Tom Chambers and Bruce Kirschner for organizing and handing out the awards.
I would also like to thank Dan Shaw for doing multiple duties. He helped me design and map out the course. He organized the course marshals and helped me collect all the course markers at the end of the race. Fantastic job.
There were lots of changes to the race this year. For one the race was moved to June from April. I had an opportunity to move it with last years June race not coming back. This certainly helped the weather, it was fantastic. I moved the location as well taking advantage of the facilities at Central Park in Stapleton. The facilities were very nice with a nice shelter and restrooms included with the $90 rental fee. And the course was new with some interesting single track thrown in with the Sand Creek trail used last year. Comments on the course were overwhelmingly positive.
About the only thing that did not change was the winner. Keith Johnson has pretty much owned this race from the very first one. He won the first 2 editions and finished in the top 3 in the next 2. He blew away the field winning by 36 seconds over James Daul in 30:53. Sarah Schmidt in 36:10 took the race for the females over Theresa Jockers.
There was a 5 km course for walkers and runners. Rosalia Murch took the walk in 45:32 and Shane Miller the 5 km run in 23:55. A total of 70 runners and walker completed the course.
Thanks to all, see you next year.
|6||TrailMan Adam Feerst||32:37||50|
|39||Strider Tom Chambers||43:50||67|
|47||Jay D. Trujillo||47:20||51|
|52||Lightfoot Deb Acree||51:56||58|
|54||Lucy Fales Evans||54:06||59|
|55||Stonewall Ken Green||57:41||81|
|Overall Men||Overall Women|
|1||Keith Johnson||30:53||Sarah Schmidt||36:10|
|80 and Over|
|1||Stonewall Ken Green||57:41|
|1||Strider Tom Chambers||43:50|
|1||Fred Lian||38:51||Claradene Stewart||43:56|
|2||Wayne Stewart||40:10||Taunya Wilson||49:29|
|1||David Hill||42:12||Lightfoot Deb Acree||51:56|
|2||John Perez||42:24||Lucy Fales Evans||54:06|
|1||TrailMan Adam Feerst||32:37||Leslie Thompson||1:06:51|
|5||Jay D. Trujillo||47:20|
|1||Jim Gross||31:36||Theresa Jockers||37:42|
|2||Rich Fitzpatrick||35:31||Jane Harbert||42:07|
|3||Kevin Dant||38:14||Kellie Stewart||45:50|
|1||David Rothenburger||32:33||Joanne Dant||52:46|
|1||Scott Kukel||31:52||Holly Lang||57:45|
|19 - 34|
|1||James Daul||31:29||Kelly Campbell||41:01|
|2||Caleb Mathewson||32:38||Valerie Passerini||47:21|
|3||Justin Stewart||36:29||Rebecca Wilcox||1:00:28|
|4||Robert Kanieski||38:23||Kyle Koyle||1:00:29|
|5||Justin Spring||38:58||Kareema Pettigen||1:00:42|